There have been quite a lot of reports recently saying that Charlie Cox’s new Daredevil series on Disney Plus will be lighter in tone. However, we’ve been hearing, and Mikey Sutton over at Geekosity has been too, that the new Daredevil show will still be a dark series.
So, why are Daredevil fans a bit worried about this new series that’s coming to Disney Plus? It was revealed that the series will star Charlie Cox and will be called Daredevil: Born Again. The new series was revealed by Kevin Feige during the Marvel Comic-Con panel earlier this summer.
We then heard from She-Hulk’s head writer Jessica Gao who revealed that Daredevil in the She-Hulk show would be lighter in tone, which got the fans worried. She revealed:
Charlie [Cox] is so wonderful. He’s so game to do whatever, and he’s such a wonderful actor, and a wonderful human being. What was so fun about bringing him and Daredevil into our world is that people have already seen a Daredevil who is very dramatic, little bit on the heavy side, very dark, brooding.
It was so fun to be able to do–and we do this with every character cameo from the MCU–is we take them from the environment that you know them from, which is a much more dramatic and action-oriented role, much more on the serious side, and we bring them into our world and they get to play in the tone of She-Hulk. And they got to explore and we get to see a lighter side of that character.
Charlie Cox’s Daredevil series will still be a dark show
So, this got a lot of fans worried because it made them think that Marvel was going to take the Daredevil character and ‘Disneyfy’ him. In other words, make Daredevil lighter and less dark character. However, Mikey Sutton has revealed that this isn’t the case.
Mikey, in his recent report on the matter, wrote: “It won’t reflect what Daredevil: Born Again will be like. On March 18, sources confirmed that Disney will keep Netflix’s R-rated format.”
This is something that we were told a while back about this new Daredevil series. Specifically, we were informed that this new Daredevil series would be R-rated and dark in tone.
However, that doesn’t mean that the series won’t also explore Matt Murdock’s lighter side. I’m sure there’ll be a nice mixture of dark and light stuff in the series. You can still have a violent, more adult show that features lighter and funnier moments.
Charlie Cox will be seen as Daredevil next in the She-Hulk series
So, we’re going to see Charlie Cox’s Daredevil in She-Hulk first, which will be a more fun and lighter series than the upcoming Daredevil series. So, it’s natural that they’ll have his character match the show’s tone.
We’re also going to get to see him in the Echo series, in which he’ll be back as Matt Murdock alongside Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin. We’ve already seen set pictures of D’Onofrio on set as the Kingpin, and it looks like they’re making the character more comic book accurate.
I really do believe that these upcoming Marvel Studios shows on Disney Plus will be everything that Marvel fans have been waiting for. We’ve also heard reports that Marvel will unveil their new Punisher series at D23 that will see Jon Bernthal return as Frank Castle!
She-Hulk will be landing on Disney Plus on August 18th, so there is not long to wait at all!
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